Griffith University donations received

This is an online portal with information on donations that were announced publicly (or have been shared with permission) that were of interest to Vipul Naik. The git repository with the code for this portal, as well as all the underlying data, is available on GitHub. All payment amounts are in current United States dollars (USD). The repository of donations is being seeded with an initial collation by Issa Rice as well as continued contributions from him (see his commits and the contract work page listing all financially compensated contributions to the site) but all responsibility for errors and inaccuracies belongs to Vipul Naik. Current data is preliminary and has not been completely vetted and normalized; if sharing a link to this site or any page on this site, please include the caveat that the data is preliminary (if you want to share without including caveats, please check with Vipul Naik). We expect to have completed the first round of development by the end of March 2022. See the about page for more details. Also of interest: pageview data on, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

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Basic donee information

Wikipedia page

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 11 100,000 220,003 50,480 88,254 94,300 100,000 100,000 100,000 103,895 120,000 304,368 358,800 999,938
FIXME 4 94,300 151,869 50,480 50,480 50,480 94,300 94,300 94,300 103,895 103,895 358,800 358,800 358,800
Global health 5 100,000 318,512 88,254 88,254 88,254 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 304,368 304,368 999,938 999,938
Animal welfare 2 100,000 110,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 120,000 120,000 120,000 120,000 120,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Griffith University

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2012 2011 2009
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (filter this donee) 1,592,560.00 0.00 88,254.00 0.00 0.00 304,368.00 100,000.00 999,938.00 100,000.00
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 358,800.00 0.00 0.00 358,800.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Foundational Questions Institute (filter this donee) 248,675.00 50,480.00 0.00 0.00 198,195.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Open Philanthropy (filter this donee) 220,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 120,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 2,420,035.00 150,480.00 88,254.00 478,800.00 198,195.00 304,368.00 100,000.00 999,938.00 100,000.00

Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (1 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Grants to Support Farm Animal Welfare Work in China2017-08-09Lewis Bollard Open PhilanthropyOpen Philanthropy Compassion in World Farming WildAid World Animal Protection Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Humane Slaughter Association Jeanne Marchig Centre Animal Welfare Standards Project Green Monday Griffith University Brighter Green Broad donor strategyAnimal welfare/factory farming/ChinaThe document describes the strategy of the Open Philanthropy Project to focus on farm animal welfare advocacy in China, and lists ten grants that are part of this strategy. It is announced 2017-08-09 at!topic/newly.published/ngrjni1iKLg on the mailing list; this comes 9.5 months after the strategy was unofficially announced by Lewis Bollard at (2016-10-25) on Facebook.

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (11 donations)

Graph of top 10 donors by amount, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 11)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Open Philanthropy100,000.0062018-08Animal welfare/factory farming/China Bollard Discretionary grant to support a symposium on farm animal welfare in China in 2019 to be organized by Professor Deborah Cao, an expert on Chinese animal law, and to support Professor Cao’s work on a new book, in Chinese, about farm animal welfare. This renews the December 2016 grant Affected countries: China; announced: 2018-09-01.
Foundational Questions Institute50,480.00112018FIXME Project title: Causal reasoning in quantum agents.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation88,254.00102017-06-18Global health/Tuberculosis control to identify leads as starting points to generate new drugs to treat TB.. Developing new therapeutics for TB. Investment start date: 6/18/2017 to end date: 12/31/2019. Grantee name: Griffith University; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Open Philanthropy120,000.0042016-12Animal welfare/factory farming/China Bollard Grant made to support a symposium on farm animal welfare in China, related papers, and a book. Grant supports the work of Deborah Cao, who plans to use this grant to fund her collaboration with several Chinese animal studies academics to write papers on farm animal welfare and vegetarianism in China; to host a Farm Animal Welfare in China Symposium in Beijing in 2017; and to edit and publish a book on farm animal welfare. Part of a China focus strategy announced by Lewis Bollard at (2016-10-25) and explained in depth in a document announced at!topic/newly.published/ngrjni1iKLg (2017-08-09). Affected countries: China; announced: 2017-05-03.
MacArthur Foundation358,800.0022016FIXME to deepen insights into how China's leaders perceive China's power status, U.S.-China relations, and America's and China's roles in Asia (over three years). Affected countries: Australia; affected cities: Nathan.
Foundational Questions Institute94,300.0092015FIXME Project title: Events, agents and causation in ontological models of quantum theory.
Foundational Questions Institute103,895.0052015FIXME Project title: How do measurement events emerge from Many Interacting Worlds?.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation304,368.0032014-08-19Global health/infectious disease control to rapidly accelerate the development of “pneumonia” journal and ensure free and open access to the journal’s contents, especially to the research community in the developing world; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation100,000.0062012-10-12Global health/malaria to identify individual binding domains between anti-malarial compounds and the malaria parasite proteome that can be used as specific drug targets.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation999,938.0012011-06-06Global health/malaria to identify potential drugs targeting the vulnerable gametocyte stage or the liver stage of the malaria parasite life cycle; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation100,000.0062009-10-06Global health/malaria to discover natural fragments that bind to proteins from latent stage parasites. GCE: Natural Fragments for Latent Stage Infections. Investment start date: 11/1/2009 to end date: 10/31/2010. Grantee name: Griffith University; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.